Tag Archives: Threat Reduction

Deck: Champion of Gondor

There has been some talk on the forums lately about the need to include Spirit in every deck. While I agree that quests increasingly are including “must-cancel” treacheries, I do enjoy building decks that defy the trends. This deck does … Continue reading

Posted in Aggro, Deck Lists, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Deck: For the Shire!

“Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!” Then Merry heard in all sounds of the hour the strangest. It seemed that Dernhelm laughed, and the clear voice was like the ring of steel. “But no living man … Continue reading

Posted in Deck Building, Deck Lists, Fun, Strategy, Theme | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Key Concepts: Splashing

While mono-sphere decks can be very powerful, a deck is often even more effective if you include one hero from another sphere. Adding just a bit of another sphere is known as splashing. The reason why splashing can improve a … Continue reading

Posted in Key Concepts, Strategy, The Grey Company, Theme | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Lure of Power

One of the recurring themes in The Lord of the Rings is the temptation that power presents. Tolkien argues that sources of great power serve to distort and betray the purposes of those who would choose to wield them. The … Continue reading

Posted in Deck Lists, History, Strategy, Theme | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Deck: Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe

Just as there are many paths to the same destination, The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game allows for a myriad of successful deck designs. As the card pool grows, it becomes possible to create decks which incorporate some … Continue reading

Posted in Deck Building, Fun, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Deck: Bard Goes Hunting

The latest saga expansion, The Hobbit: On The Doorstep, has given us Bard the Bowmen and his legendary Great Yew Bow. Because the effect on the bow is a combat action, it is not the easiest thing to put it … Continue reading

Posted in Deck Building, Deck Lists, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Deck: Boromir and the Seven Dwarves

This deck takes advantage of synergy between two very different heroes, Boromir (The Dead Marshes) and Nori. At the cost of raising your threat by 1, Boromir can ready to take an additional action. This is a very powerful ability, … Continue reading

Posted in Deck Building, Deck Lists, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments